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Yom Kippur

By the Numbers
9 Yom Kippur Myths and Misconceptions

Here’s your chance to rethink some things that “everyone knows” about the holy day.
14 Tips for an Amazing Yom Kippur at Home

Many of us will be celebrating Yom Kippur alone for the very first time. Here are our pro tips to making your at-home Yom Kippur meaningful and memorable
Your Questions
Why Start Yom Kippur With Kol Nidre?

Contrary to what one may expect, Kol Nidre is neither flowery nor inspiring (at first blush).
Words of Closeness and Distance

Which path is the Jew to follow? Is he to strive towards heaven and keep himself aloof from worldly events? Or is he, like Isaiah, to find his spiritual home in the things of the earth?
On the Essence of Shabbat Shuvah

There is an essential problem in the combination of Shabbat and teshuvah.
Pre-Yom Kippur Yizkor Program
Join together before the Yom Kippur, as we remember our loved ones in a traditional Yizkor memorial webcast. Featuring a Yizkor sermon by prolific speaker Rabbi Yossi Goldman and music and song led by world renowned singer Benny Friedman.
A Pen as Your Shovel: Digging for Hidden Treasures

If we would dig, we would be surprised by the treasures we would find.
Prayer: Becoming Attuned to G‑d

I learned that if I needed life-saving dialysis, I would make time for it. And that is how I want to relate to you. Not like a chore. And not like a luxury. But like life-saving oxygen.
The Princess
A parable by the famous Preacher of Dubno
Yussie's Yom Kippur Prayer

"G‑d, I am sorry," Yussie began. "I want to go inside to pray, but I haven't eaten anything for a day and a half, and I am afraid I will pass out and embarrass myself. So, please, G‑d, would you mind hearing Yussie's forgiveness prayer out here?"
"The footsteps of man are directed by G-d" (Psalms 37:23). When a Jew comes to a particular place it is for an inner Divine intent and purpose -- to perform a mitzvah, whether a mitzvah between man and G-d or a mitzvah between man and his fellow-man
— Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1749-1812)
Print Magazine

G‑d said to Abram, “Go to yourself, from your land, from your birthplace and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you.”—Genesis 12:1

If you were not you, if you saw yourself from the eyes of another, how would you see your journeys through life?

You would see how each journey leads away from home....

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